BCE to The Suffragettes
04-05-1900 – 06-10-1967 Spencer Tracy – Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was an American actor and one of the major stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Tracy was nominated nine times and won two Academy Awards for Best Actor. According to Scotty Bowers’ autobiography, Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, he talks at length about Hepburn and Tracy: “They were merely friends….They were not in the bed department together at all.” Bowers went on to say that Tracy, drunk, would ask him to spend the night, and then, the next morning would act as if nothing had happened. Bowers’ book was made into a documentary, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. In the film, the gossip columnist, Liz Smith, went on record for the first time to confirm that Hepburn had lesbian relationships. Director of the documentary, Matt Tyrnauer, asked Bowers, “So how gay was Spencer Tracy?” Bowers replied, “He got drunk and thanked the man beside him in the morning for taking care of him.” On June 10, 1967, 17 days after completing the film, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Tracy died from a heart attack.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
04-05-1955 Maryan Street – Born in New Plymouth, New Zealand. She was
a member of the New Zealand Parliament. In the 2005 elections, she became the first out lesbian MP elected to the Parliament of New Zealand. She was an MP for nine years between 2005 and 2014. In 1993, Street was awarded the New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal for service to women. She also worked as an international observer of general elections across Africa and Asia with a focus on human rights and good governance.
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Barbra Streisand made her network television debut when she appeared on NBC’s “Tonight with Jack Paar,” with guest host Orson Bean. Bean had recently performed with her in a nightclub and invited her to be on the late-night program for some national exposure when he filled in for Paar. She sang “A Sleeping Bee” and “When The Sun Comes Out.” Phyllis DillerandGore Vidal were also on the show.
04-05-1967 Denise Juneau – Born in Oakland, California. She is an American politician that served as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2009 to 2017 in the state of Montana. Juneau is the first American Indian woman and out lesbian to be elected to a statewide executive office in Montana. She is a descendant of the Blackfeet Tribe.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
1972 – My Fair Lady, from gay director George Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983), wins the academy award for best picture and best director. It was an open secret in Hollywood that Cukor was gay, at a time when society was against it, although he was discreet about his sexual orientation. His home, redecorated in 1935 by gay actor-turned-interior designer William Haines was the scene of many gatherings for the industry’s homosexuals. The close-knit group reputedly included Haines and his partner Jimmie Shields, (January 2, 1900 – December 26, 1973), writer Somerset Maugham(25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965), director James Vincent(July 19, 1882 – July 12, 1957), screenwriter Rowland Leigh(1902 – 1963), costume designers Orry-Kelly(31 December 1897 – 27 February 1964) and Robert Le Maire, and actors John Darrow(17 July 1907 – 24 February 1980), Anderson Lawler(May 5, 1902 – April 6, 1959), Grady Sutton(April 5, 1906 – September 17, 1995), Robert Seiter and Tom Douglas.
on the USA lp charts #2 Have You Never Been Mellow by Olivia Newton-John, with the title track #9 on the pop song chart
David Bowie was one of the guests on The Dinah Shore Show.
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1982 – Newsweek Magazine reports on “Gays on Campus” which highlights how accepted gay organizations and lifestyles are on campuses around the county.
04-05-1982 Thomas Hitzlsperger – Born in Munich, Germany. He is a German former professional footballer. During his career, he played on teams in England, Germany, and Italy. Hitzlsperger also represented the German national team and was selected for the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008 teams. Due to injuries, he retired from football in September 2013. After his retirement, he came out as gay, the highest-profile footballer to do so. He said that it took him awhile to realize that he was gay.
Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” was named Top Female Video and was nominated for Video of the Year at the 2nd annual MTV Music Awards.
Tracy Chapman released her great self-titled debut album on Elektra Records.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
Post 9/11 – The Shock Decade From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
David Bowie started his BowieRadio on-line radio station.
2005: Kansas voters approve an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriages and civil unions.
Lisa Marie Presley’s album “Now What” was released.
Human Rights in global conflict: Trans/Pans vs LGB/ vs Heterosexual women
https://ronnisanlo.com/today-in-lgbt-history-april-5/Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo
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LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
To Each Decade it’s Age of Understanding, do not under consider differing geographies, nor the heterosexual clash of cultures – in particular – do not read backwards the words of humans now to earlier ages, to each own expression in culture and under legal conditions; and to all biology applies, regardless of what humans think is understood, rather than told, the why and when.
Sex the act of; is central to religion, war – who gets to what to who- vs which has had a no.
Understood as noting to be debated, quibbled nor negotiated.
Both in personal lives, in public and the workplaces, which were gender divided owing to sexual roles, across cultures and times.
music and movie information from my previous blog
where I note, The Last Elvis Secret given what the Memphis Mafia wrote about Presley Parties, the only thing not officially and rarely luridly written about was the balance of probability Elvis Presley was bisexual, and was described by heterosexual men as being so attractive as to raise a question – including Jerry Reed, writer and performer. And given Larry Geller’s descriptions of being accused by other Memphis Mafia members of being gay with Elvis during the private hair cut sessions -rather makes it seem the Memphis Mafia were jealous, and Larry having to point out that were they admitting Elvis was bisexual? As if Geller, a Hollywood hairdress would have a problem.
Was There A Dark Side to Elvis and Gladys?
LGBTQ2 Blogger Nina Notes:
Most of the above is copied from one of the sites cited as sources in the daily post and as linked at the end of every post.
the history of nonheterosexuals and different historical eras views are such that there is a there is a danger to apply current decadish of time, in 2021 to past decades and centuries; particularly without application of complete history.
There is a difference between adopting male attire in the era when clothing was spelled out in law, and lesbians who passed in public, differ from those who only change clothing for personal sexual gratification, in private “cross dressors” in the language of this same era.
Laws regarding clothing exist in many nations, including capitol punishment, this is why sexual orientation is a demographic, That heterosexual women continue to be denied reproductive rights, education and professions, even where won at court; that women are a demographic. That male and female persons who are ethnically different from the majority population and with differing experiences being merged into colour blind visible minorities are differing demographics.
the farther back in time the given individual is, and why on this blog, there is a under theme of Elvis Presley, as the most prominent modern era person of the 1900s Current Era; who was photographed almost every day of his adult life., and who’s number of days on this planet have resulted in his being one of the most recognizable individuals across all cultures on the planet, which in 1950s was 1 billion people, and by his death almost 4 billion, to the 8 billion currently existing on earth.